Nykaa launched So Matte lipstick range last year in winters and I immediately picked up my favorite shade from the collection. I am reviewing this gorgeous plum purple shade: Mischievous Plum.
Price: Rs 399 for 4.2 g
Nykaa So Matte! Lipstick Mischievous Plum review
The packaging of Nykaa So Matte lipsticks is quite interesting. The lipstick tube is matte, black and cuboidal with Nykaa logo engraved in silver. The shade name is stickered at the bottom. It comes with magnetic closure and this is the first lipstick in this price range to come with magnetic closure. For the price, the packaging is very chic.
Formula wise, these are NOT matte or semi-matte. These are creamy lipstick and so it does not settle into crazy dry-your-lips kind of matte finish. These have a bit of shine when applied and are very comfortable to wear. It glides smoothly on the lips and needs no effort in application like some extremely matte lipsticks. It has a faint vanilla fragrance.
Mischievous plum is a gorgeous plum purple shade with slightly pink tones. The pigmentation is intense and gives opaque coverage in one swipe. However, it does settle into lip lines after a few hours. Being creamy it does transfer on glasses, cups (*ahem* or your better half 😉 ) but even then the color almost stays put until you eat a full meal or oil based food. When it starts to lighten it leaves a beautiful berry pink stain. It stays on my lips for 4-5 hours after which it starts to fade and even at the end of the day I can still see a nice pink stain on my lips.
This is a beautiful color and if you want to try such deep, purple shade for the first time, start with this lipstick as it has pink tones and doesnot look OTT.
Overall, Nykaa So Matte lipstick in Mischievous Plum is a gorgeous plum purple color with creamy finish. The pigmentation is great and applies like a dream in one swipe itself. It stays put for 4-5 hours and fades into a beautiful pink stain. The black, cuboid packaging with magnetic closure is classy. The name of this lipstick is misleading , these are not matte but creamy lipsticks. So if you are looking for complete matte finish, this is not for you. But if you are looking for a bold, purple shade which is wearable and not OTT, this lipstick is the one. This makes a gorgeous shade for Fall.
Note cosmetics is new in India and marketed by Archies Limited. I spotted this in a New U store in Delhi a few months back. Note cosmetics are also available in Archies stores and online on Archies website and Nykaa. I bought a few nailpolish from this brand along with an amazing wine colored lipstick – Note Mattemoist Dark Wine 307
Price: Rs 550 for 4.5 g
Note Mattemoist lipstick Dark Wine 307 review
Note Mattemoist lipstick comes in all black swivel up tube with brand name written in silver on the tube. The shade name is stickered at the bottom. The lipstick tube is housed in a cardboard packaging which has all the details. The cap of the tube click shuts tightly. The lipstick bullet is slanted and easy to apply around the corners and edges. The lipstick has faint vanilla fragrance.
Dark Wine 307 is a beautiful brown toned wine color with creamy finish. This is one shade which instantly brightens up the face. Sometime when I am lazy I do not apply any other makeup product (not even eyeliner/kajal) but only this lipstick and I am good to go! Dark Wine has warm tones and it will suit most Indian skintones.
These are not complete matte, but moist matte. It does not dry completely to give crazy matte finish. Instead, it settles to a comfortable and moisturizing matte finish. This lipstick contains Macadamia oil and Vitamin E. The pigmentation is amazing and gives full color intensity in one swipe. It does not settle into fine lines.
Being creamy in finish, it does transfer on the cups, glasses etc. It stays put for 5-6 hours with light meal and drinks but starts to fade with heavy/oily meal. Even after it starts to lighten, the stain is dark enough to be fooled with a proper lipstick.
This will make a gorgeous winter shade. I can’t stop wearing this in summers also =D
Overall, Note Mattemoist lipstick is one amazing product at its price. It scores in every department. It is highly pigmented, has amazing texture, lasts long and comfortable on the lips. Dark Wine shade is a beautiful brown toned wine color which instantly brightens up the face and will suit most Indian skintones. These are not complete matte but moist matte and feels moisturizing on the lips. These are completely worth the money. I will definitely repurchase this. Highly recommended!
Matte lips are so IN these days and I can’t help looking for lipsticks saying ‘matte’ at the brand counters. Whenever there is a new matte lipstick in town, I HAVE to check it. I have Chambor extreme wear Transfer proof liquid lipstick with me for a while now and I like it so much that i recently bought another gorgrous shade from this range: 432 Red Haute
I have reviewed another gorgeous matte lipstick HERE
Price: Rs 845 for 6 ml
Chambor Extreme wear transfer proof liquid lipstick review
Chambor Extreme wear transfer proof liquid lipstick comes in a blue cardboard packaging with a shade number sticker on top. The packaging has all the details about the product. The lipstick tube packaging is flat and sleek with black screw cap. The liquid lipstick has elongated applicator which is easy to use. The applicator picks up enough product for one swipe. Being transparent, the shades are easy to spot if you have multiple shades. The shade number is sticker-ed on bottom of the tube. They do not have names to their shades, only numbers.
Texture wise it is very creamy and highly pigmented giving opaque coverage in single swipe. Freshly applied, the texture looks creamy but it settles to true matte finish which does not budge. It is impressively long lasting (6 hours including meals and snacks), however, there is slight fading from inner rims when you eat something oily. It does not feel rubbery with touch up.
The liquid lipstick is highly pigmented which leaves room for errors while working along the outlines of the lips. I use a lip liner as I can never apply it properly.
Shade 432 Red Haute is a beautiful brown toned red color (earthy red/ brick red) which will flatter all skin tones. This is one of a kind shade and you should check it out if you like brownish red colors. Also, this will make a gorgeous office wear shade.
These lipsticks are comfortable to wear and feel lightweight. It dries down to super matte finish and does not make the lips feel parched. Do exfoliate the lips before applying any matte lipstick as it will cling to the dry bits of the lips accentuating them even more.
If you are looking for long lasting true matte lipstick in brown-red color, do check this one out. It is superbly pigmented, gives opaque coverage in one swipe. Shade 432 (Red Haute) is a beautiful earthy red color which will work on all skin tones. Chambor extreme wear liquid lipstick feels lightweight and is quite comfortable to wear. Overall, I am in love with these lipticks, so much so that this is my second shade from this range and I will definitely repurchase it when it gets over 😀
Colorbar launched their range of Liquid matte lipsticks- Kiss Proof Lip stain a few months back. Liquid mattifying lipsticks are so in these days and Colorbar’s is the first one I picked. I am reviewing a gorgeous red shade – Hollywood 001 here.
Price: Rs 900 (6.5 ml)
Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip stains come in a silver cardboard packaging with a color-coded sticker on top. The packaging has all the details about the product. The lip stain tube is silver in color and made up of plastic with silver-colored screw cap. The tube is fairly long and has a transparent band along the length of the tube to show the color of the lip stain. This see through window comes in very handy when you have multiple shades of this range. The applicator is doe foot applicator with a hole in middle, which helps in holding more product. The applicator picks up enough product for one swipe. The texture of the lip stain is creamy and is very pigmented. One swipe is enough for full color intensity. The lip stain feels glossy on application but it settles down to matte finish within a minute.
The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.
The lip stain is highly pigmented which leaves room for errors while working along the outlines of the lips. I use a lip liner as I can never apply it properly.
Hollywood 001 is a classic red color lip stain which will work across skin tones. If you are looking for a true red color, do check this shade. It will brighten up any complexion, no doubt.
The lip stain feels comfortable and light weight. It dries down to super matte finish which does not bother initially, but I tend to crave for a lip balm after a few hours as it makes the lips very dry.
This lip stain does not transfer but I see it flaking upon touching with fingers.
The lip stain settles into fine lines when it starts to fade after 4-5 hours.
There are 8 shades in this range as of now. I wish it had more colors to choose from.
If you are looking for long lasting true matte lipstick in red color, do check this one out. It feels light weight and is superbly pigmented. You can get full color intensity in one swipe itself. Hollywood shade is a classic red color which will work on all skin tones. Colorbar kiss proof lip stain is quite comfortable to wear, but you may need a lip balm after a few hours. This range has only 8 shades as of now and some bright and dark colors would be a good addition to this range. Overall, I am in love with this lip stain, so much so that I have already purchased another color from the range 😀
Street wear launched these super affordable lipsticks a while back in a vibrant range of shades and I have a few Streetwear Color Rich Ultra moist lipsticks with me. I have already reviewed the shade Spell bound ( Review HERE) before and here I am reviewing a beautiful orange shade from the range- Pink Pirouette.
Price: Rs 220
These lipsticks come in cute packaging featuring pop art. The lid is transparent through which the color of bullet can be seen. The shade name is written at the bottom. But I hate that these lipsticks don’t swivel down all the way and some part peeks out of the bullet. This leads to nicks and cuts on the bullet while you put the lid on, no matter how careful you are 😦
Pink Pirouette is a beautiful true orange color. It is neither too pink nor red, the perfect Mirinda (cold drink) orange shade. Though the formula is sheer and does not give full color in one swipe, but the color is buildable. This lipstick has no traces of pink in it, I don’t know why it is named “Pink” Pirouette. As the color is sheer, you can build the orange-ness as per your liking. There are not many orange shades in drugstore brands and if you are looking for a budget orange lipstick, do give this one a try.
These lipsticks smell of vanilla which reminds me of MAC lipsticks. The texture is smooth and creamy and very comfortable to wear. It doesnot feel too heavy or too drying. The pigmentation is sheer on first coat but can be built up. It lasts 3-4 hours on me without meals after which it leaves a soft orange stain.
These lipsticks offer great quality for such cheap price (Rs 220). You are definitely getting your money’s worth, especially when these days even drugstore brands are charging huge price for lipsticks. With a great variety to choose from, college girls or makeup newbies should definitely check them out.
Pink Pirouette lipstick applied as full color
Pink Pirouette lipstick applied as sheer color
Overall, for the price they come in, these lipsticks are a real steal! They offer very good quality for such drugstore brand. They will specially attract college girls. Pink Pirouette is a beautiful true orange color with no traces of pink or red. If you want to try orange lipstick, do give this one a try.
Street wear launched these super affordable lipsticks a while back in a vibrant range of shades and I have a few Streetwear Color Rich Ultra moist lipsticks with me. Instead of clubbing them all in one post, I will do a detailed post for each shade. In this post I am reviewing Spell Bound – a beautiful earthy rose color which will suit most Indian skintone.
Price: Rs 180
These lipsticks come in cute packaging featuring pop art. The lid is transparent through which the color of bullet can be seen. The shade name is written at the bottom. But I hate that these lipsticks don’t swivel down all the way and some part peeks out of the bullet. This will definitely lead to nicks and cuts on the lipstick while you put the lid on, no matter how careful you are 😦
Spellbound is a beautiful rose pink color with brownish undertones. It looks like a brown lipstick when you look at the bullet but it transforms into a beautiful earthy rose color on the lips. It is a natural pink-brown color which does not look too out there. This is a great color for everyday office wear and it will suit many skin tones. It will work across different age groups as well, especially those who like soft, natural colors. I gave this lipstick to my mother and she loves the color. This shade is neither too bright nor too dull – just the perfect subtle shade.
These lipsticks smell of vanilla which reminds me of MAC lipsticks. The texture is smooth and creamy and very comfortable to wear. It doesnot feel too heavy or too drying. The pigmentation is sheer on first coat but can be built up. It lasts 3-4 hours on me without meals after which it leaves a soft pink stain.
These lipsticks offer great quality for such cheap price (Rs 180). You are definitely getting your money’s worth, especially when these days even drugstore brands are charging huge price for lipsticks. With a great variety to choose from, college girls or makeup newbies should definitely check them out.
This may look brownish in swatch but it transforms into beautiful brown-pink shade on lips.
This lipstick does not swivel all the way down and this much lipstick always peeks out of the tube
Left one is bare lips and right one is Spell Bound
Overall, for the price they come in, these lipsticks are a real steal! They offer very good quality for such drugstore brand. They will specially attract college girls. Spellbound is a beautiful natural earthy pink. If you like such natural, everyday color, do check this one out.